Careers

Are you ready to join the DAWSON ‘ohana?

We are a Native Hawaiian Organization with culture and values rooted in our ancestry.  We maintain a spirit of aloha (sharing of life) and ‘ohana (family) as core values that help guide our daily journey(s).  Part of what this means is that we invest in our communities through our DAWSON Impact program and take exceptional care of our employees.

Join DAWSON

DAWSON is looking for brilliant, passionate people at locations across the globe with the energy and ambition to succeed not just in business, but in life.  Our aim is to be a preeminent Federal contractor that spreads aloha to every community we touch – and you may be who we’re looking for.

Our Unique Approach to Defense Contracting

DAWSON is transforming the profile of a typical Department of Homeland Security provider.  Defense contractors are known for their corporate formality and bureaucratic nature, which often yields a rigid culture where people are dispensable and financial growth is the only concern.

DAWSON instead operates on the principle that kupono ka hana (excellence in service) is the only necessary quality of a defense contractor.  We preserve the personable culture of our Native Hawaiian roots and respect the diversity of our many employees or ‘ohana – which means “family” in Hawaiian – scattered across the world.

Our mission is to have a positive impact on the lives of our employees, our families, and our communities by serving our strategic clients everyday.

What We Offer

Our culture was never better characterized than with this company memo from President Billy Cress entitled What Kind of Company Is DAWSON?

We hire talent based on excellent results, and so protect the well-being of our exceptional employees with the same rigor our clients use to defend our country.  Our standard of excellence and our warm, communal philosophy of living aloha, sharing breath together, has precipitated a rapid growth across our now many capabilities.

To be part of the DAWSON ‘ohana is to be part of a family.  We are proud to serve the Department of Defense with excellence, but we are equally proud of spreading aloha to help each other solve problems and to make our communities better.

We believe this foundation creates an environment where talent thrives, where excellence is always recognized and rewarded, and where every contributor matters.  DAWSON is all about cultivating individual talents and interests, and you can look forward to impactful training and development opportunities, both personal and professional.

Training & Development

As a valued member of our ‘ohana, we want to provide you with the opportunities to develop your potential and realize your ambitions.

From our Aspire professional development program, from our catalog of online courses, from on-the-job experience, from license and certification training, from your colleagues – we encourage everyone to enjoy continuous learning.

Our Benefits

As part of the DAWSON ‘ohana, you will be provided a best-in-class benefits program that strives to ensure our people have peace of mind when it comes to health and wellness.  Click here to view the DAWSON Benefits Program which includes premium features such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance based bonus plans
  • Employee-paid health insurance
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Company-paid memberships to Costco or Sam’s Club
  • Flexible work environment
  • And much more.

DAWSON is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email recruiting@dawson8a.com or call Andrew Meshot (949-275-0153).  We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-base basis.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA FEDERAL CONTRACTOR

As a federal contractor, DAWSON is required to participate in the E-Verity Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.  For information regarding your legal rights and protections, please click on the following links:


E-Verify (www.dhs.gov/e-verify) is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.

If you are behind a firewall or the above link doesn’t work, please view open positions at the following url: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=Dawson8a&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Global Headquarters

900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1850 Honolulu, HI 96813 | Phone: 808.536.5500